We are still absolutely loving teaching classes and I know we say it all the time but you are all doing fantastic, each week when we plan courses we wonder if we've been too ambitious in what we are asking you to do and then you make it look easy. It's so exciting watching you all progress and seeing handlers and dogs being bitten by the agility bug. Our puppy group are amazing and what a mix of breeds, I don't think I've met a Dutch Shepherd before but I could happily steal Effie ;-)
We've been away at shows for several weekends recently. The youngsters Connie and Nancy are really settling into competition life now, still lots to work on with both of them but they are showing how much potential they both have. Sadly the last couple of shows Whisky hasn't been able to compete due to an injury that is under investigation by the vet and at the last show Gertie decided to join her best buddy in the invalid corner as she wasn't jumping properly (hopefully she's on the mend now).
It hardly seems possible that we are approaching the club's first birthday, where has that time gone? We still have so many plans and ideas when time allows! We also think we should do something to celebrate our 1st birthday, so if you have any ideas let us know.
As time marches on our dogs and us don't get any younger and sadly I had to say goodbye to the eldest member of my pack a few weeks ago. Stanley had been my constant shadow for the past 13 years, he was the kind of dog that thought you really needed his company in whatever you were doing which meant that actually going out and not taking Stan with you was similar to escaping from Alcatraz as every door had to be double bolted to foil his latest bid for freedom. So as me and my pack adjust to life without Stan around, give your hound(s) an extra big cuddle as they really are with us for far to short a time. Run free at Rainbow Bridge Stanley xx